During Google’s keynote at Google I/O 2016 held in Mountain View California, the tech giant unveiled Android N, the latest version of their mobile operating system. Here are all the major new features.
When Google released developer previews for the Android N update to their operating system, one of the items spotted in there was apparent support for pressure-sensitive touch. This would be similar to what Apple implemented with 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With only days left before Google I/O 2016 and the expected official announcement of Android N, sources indicate Google has pulled this pressure-sensitive capability from the release. Read more
Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader. Read more
While Xiaomi launched its monster Mi Max handset earlier today with a 6.44-inch Full HD display, the Chinese manufacturer also took the wraps off of the latest version of its firmware, MIUI 8. The firmware is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with a new design and a number of new features. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe. Read more
LG G Pad X8.3 owners on Verizon will begin to receive Marshmallow over-the-air today. This update will bring all the latest features from both Google and Marshmallow including Doze mode for battery saving, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you in control of your privacy.
Google has posted their Android distribution numbers for May 2016, and everything has progressed about how you’d expect. Marshmallow continues to grow at the expense of older versions of Android, moving up to 7.5% from 4.6% last month. Read more
The Nexus Player is getting the Developer Previews a bit after the rest. Just yesterday, the second version of the Android N Developer Preview became available for the Nexus Player.